Newport Historical Society to continue ringing Colony House bells every Friday...

Following up on a successful event last week, the Newport Historical Society today announced that they will continue to ring the bells...

Born On This Day In Newport – April 15, 1786: Walter...

Walter Channing, an American physician and professor of medicine, was born on April 15th, 1786 in Newport, RI. Walter Channing was the grandson of William Ellery...

25+ longest-running restaurants in Newport

This story was originally published on September 25, 2015. It has been updated and republished. There are many Newport restaurants that have survived new ownership,...

On This Day In History – February 25, 1842: Ida Lewis...

Lighthouse keeper and hero Ida Lewis was born on this day in Newport in 1842. Lewis made countless...

U.S. Presidents that have visited Newport

(This story was originally published on September 2, 2015.) With President's Day here, we got to thinking - "just how many of U.S. Presidents have...

Black History Month Newport: Places of Worship

Special to What's Up Newp | The following was written by Keith Stokes. Editor's Note: February is Black History...

Black History Month – People, Places & Events: Remembering a group...

February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, an annual time to celebrate the achievements, and a time...

Reflections on Martin Luther King Day

I entered Kindergarten in the Fall of 1968 in the newly renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, a school that...

“Twas The Night Before Christmas” and its ties to Newport

Photo Credit: oddthingsiveseen.com Newport, RI - Did you know that one of the most popular and well known Christmas poems, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”, has...

This Day In Newport History: Sunny von Bulow is Found Comatose...

Pictured: Clarendon Court via Zillow Martha Sharp Crawford von Bülow, known as Sunny von Bülow was an American heiress and socialite. On June 6, 1966, Sunny married Claus von Bülow, a...

On This Day In Newport History: Touro Synagogue Dedicated on December...

Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, was dedicated during the Chanukah festival celebrations on December 2nd of 1763. According...

Newport, Brown University researchers team up to map historic African-American burying...

The City of Newport announced today that God’s Little Acre, one of America’s largest and most intact burial sites for colonial era...

‘The Newport Bridge: A Rhode Island Icon’ will premiere on Rhode...

The Newport Pell Bridge's 50th Anniversary celebration isn't over just yet. On December 4 at 7 pm, join Rhode...

First Attested Black Mutual Aid Society in Nation Was Formed in...

Photo: Peter Bours house (47 Division Street), Location of AUS as early as 1781 On November 10, 1780, the African Union Society (AUS) of Newport, Rhode...

Newport Historical Society to host Holiday Open House, Holiday Lantern Tours

Join the Newport Historical Society in celebrating the holiday season. Take a lantern-lit tour of the streets of Newport or sing hymns...

Irish Museum to present “Ireland’s Jewish Community and Newport’s Irish...

The Museum of Newport Irish History will host the third talk in its 18th Annual Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series on Monday, November...

On This Day in Newport History – October 6, 1884: Naval...

On October 6, 1884, Secretary of the Navy William E. Chandler signed General Order 325, which began by simply stating: "A college is hereby...

First U.S. Open Golf Tournament Was Held on October 4, 1895...

On October 4, 1895, the first U.S. Open Championship was hosted by the United States Golf Association on the nine-hole course of Newport Country Club. The...

On This Day In History – September 21: Hurricane of ’38...

Newport, RI - Today marks the 81st anniversary of the New England Hurricane of '38, one of the deadliest hurricanes in New England history. The...

The Moving Wall: Large scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial will...

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display at Touro Park in...

On This Day In Newport History – September 12, 1953: Jacqueline...

Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, the future 35th President of the United States, and Jacqueline Bouvier were married at St. Mary's Church in Newport on...

Newport Historical Society lecture will host lecture on Female Revolutionary Resistance

On Thursday September 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm, at the Newport Historical Society Resource Center, Dr. Emily Murphy, Curator for the National Park Service...

On This Day In Newport History – September 9, 1957: President...

On September 9, 1957 while in Newport, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the first workable civil rights legislation to be passed since the reconstruction period. The Civil...

40 Facts You Might Not Know About Newport

The What'sUpNewp Crew has curated some weird, random, wonderful and fun facts about Newport, RI and Aquidneck Island. We hope you'll find them interesting...

PHOTOS: Hurricane Carol Makes Landfall in Newport, RI on August 31,...

On August 31st 1954, Hurricane Carol came ashore the coast of Newport, RI with a massive surge and winds of 115 mph. In one hour,...